Come Join the Fun!
This is a remix of the Prelinger Archives film "Perversion for Profit", which can be found here:
Special thanks to Prelinger, archive.org, and props to Spuzz, who had this idea first.
- 2004-03-27 15:15:35
- Run time
Subject: people who condemn this are either
Subject: The power of editing
The power of editing.
By carefully cut and paste, you can make someone say exactly the obverse of what he said, endorse whatever political statement you chose to pursue, transform even the most prurient propaganda into laughing stock.
It is a power that we should never forget, more so when we watch a "live feed" or a newsreel.
As long as there is a director, someone that choose the plan or which camera to use (in a TV station multicamera set-up), the cut of the image, the lighting of the set... what we are seeing is not the reality, but rather the image of reality that the director wants to promote.
Obviously, there is a down-side in this knowledge: once one get used to factor the director purposes behind the editing, and to recognize the technics at play, you can hardly watch television anymore.
Because, differently from this spoof and his cristalline honesty in reversing the message of the original work, they hardly tell you that they are trying to influence your ideas and believes.
They are pulling you by the ass, saying they are objective.
And that's something to be angry for.
Subject: Diversion for deviants
To fully appreciate the video, I recommend first watching 'Perversion for Profit' (the original film it was taken from.)
Subject: Funny stuff
The original is, in its own way, just as funny, because of the completely bizarre way pornography is equated to communism.
Subject: Oh c'mon, lighten up
Subject: pathetic and degenerate
Subject: Attention, Interest, Decision, Action...
Subject: Fantastic !
Subject: Nice, short parody
That's easier said than done, by the way. It's painful to watch the moral panic of the 1960's. However, you will laugh more at this movie when you know the original lines. There were a few uncensored pictures from the original clips that deserved to be in here. Oh well, maybe they couldn't be integrated seamlessly.
I'm glad this parody didn't last as long as the original.
Subject: Come Join The Fun... You Betcha!
Subject: Beautiful Editing!
(Poor brsean...he didn't get the joke.)
Subject: What an excellent piece of work!
This is the same mindset that produced the original of this film, the ones who wanted to "protect us" from ourselves by stopping us from looking at anything which (in their belief system) would "harm" us.
Their version of Freedom of Expression appears to be "freedom to say things that *we* agree with".
Well here's a quote to counter the ones below: "If you don't like it, don't look at it!"
"Be Strong. Be Pure. Be Faithful."? Or, as a satire of these attitudes once said:
Be Pure! Be Vigilant! BEHAVE!
Subject: Who is Behind the Porn Industry (Besides Satan)?
"The connection between Jews and pornography is like the connection between Jews and Bolshevism. Both are forms of revolutionary activity, ultimately traceable to Jewish concepts that have been secularized. Jews become involved in pornography for reasons similar to why they become involved in Communism, which is to say, not just because they happened to be Jews but because being Jewish as they and Sabbatai Zevi and Wilhelm Reich defined it found logical expression in producing pornography as a form of cultural warfare through moral subversion.
'Jews who came to America,' Elliott Abrams writes, 'were usually. . . not the most devout people in their communities' anyway. The decline in faith and morals, however, did not mean that they stopped defining themselves as Jews. Socialism and sexual liberation simply filled up the religious vessels from which the Torah had evaporated.
...The Israelis have recently shown themselves well-versed in what one could call the military use of pornography. At 4:30 PM on March 30, 2002, Israeli military forces took over Palestinian TV stations when they occupied Ramallah in the West Bank, immediately shutting them down. What followed was a little more unusual. Shortly after occupying the Al-Watan TV station, the Israeli forces began broadcasting pornography over its transmitter. Eventually, according to a report from The Advertiser, an Australian newspaper, the Israelis expanded their cultural offensive against the Palestinian people by broadcasting pornography over two other Palestinian stations, the Ammwaj and Al-Sharaq channels. ... The simple fact of the matter is that this incident simply cannot be explained according to the principles available in contemporary American culture. In order to understand the disparity between the official explanation of pornography and what might be termed its military use, we have to go back to the ancients.
The story of Samson and Delilah might be a good place to start. Israel was invincible militarily then too -- at least that part hasn't changed -- so the Philistines decided that they had to get at the Israelite leader by other than military means. Unable to defeat him in battle, they decided to seduce him sexually. Once Samson succumbed to Delilah's wiles, he lost his power, and Israel lost its leader. They could find him then not on the field of battle, but rather to use Milton's phrase 'eyeless in Gaza, grinding at the mill with slaves.'
The story of the Palestinian TV stations broadcasting pornography has a curiously Biblical ring to it. Having learned their lesson, the Israelis decided to turn the tables on their opponents, because they knew that a blind opponent is no opponent at all, and because they knew -- as the ancient Greeks knew -- that lust makes a man blind. St. Thomas Aquinas, giving voice to that same tradition over a millennium later said that lust 'darkens the mind.' Suddenly, Israel's use of pornography in their battle against the Palestinians isn't so inexplicable anymore because a blind opponent is a weak opponent. A blind opponent is no opponent at all." http://www.culturewars.com/2003/rabbidresner.html
In his new book Jones says:
"Jewish chutzpah was displayed no better than when Al Goldstein, the Jewish publisher of
Screw, was asked by Luke Ford why so many Jews were engaged in trafficking porn. Goldstein’s
answer was: “The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks.
Catholicism sucks. We don’t believe in authoritarianism” (p. 1056). But there is a more practical reason Jews dominate pornography, for it is a means to revolution. As even Luke Ford admits:
“‘Why does porn attract so many non-Jewish Jews?’ Because ‘even when Jews live in a society that welcomes them instead of harassing them, many Jews hate the majority culture.’ Pornography
weakens the majority culture by moral subversion. Jews often lead in the application of new technology. That meant using high resolution photography, the VCR, and the Internet to deliver
pornography just as it meant dynamite, forgery, and smuggling to bring down the Czar in Russia”
(Jones, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History, p. 1055).
Here are a few good quotes on Porn and Purity:
Just say No to Porn.
Say Yes to Love.
Pray, and see www.Dads.com
God made you to be free and happy.
Don't submit to the slavery of Porn.
Porn destroys souls, relationships,
marriages, and societies.
Pornography Is Moral Pollution (PIMP)
It pleases God.
is Sexual Assault.
"Fashions will be introduced which will
offend God very much." (Our Lady of Fatima, 1917)
Wisdom will not enter a deceitful soul, nor dwell in a body enslaved to sin. (Wis 1:4)You must no longer live as the Pagans do ... darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God ... Because of their hardness of heart, they have become callous and have handed themselves over to licentiousness for the practice of every kind of impurity to excess. That is not how you learned Christ. (Eph 4:17-20)
Fornication and all impurity must not even be named among you, as is fitting among saints. Let there be no filthiness, nor impure talk ... Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure man ... has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not associate with them, 8 for once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is a shame even to speak of the things that they do in secret. (Eph 5:3-8, 11-12)
Fornicators, Sex addicts, Perverts
will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. (Eph 5:5)
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire... On account of these the wrath of God is coming. (Col 3:5-6)
"More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh
than for any other reason. (Our Lady of Fatima, 1917)(See related articles on Fatima here at archive.org for the reason why.)
"Big Brother" wants you to be a sexually addicted slave to easier control you.
Please don't share your spiritual sickness with me--
Don't show me your Porn.
Don't tell me your dirty jokes.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. (Mt 5:8)
Pray. Be Pure. Be Happy.
Be Strong. Be Pure. Be Faithful.
Subject: Cool Work
Subject: oh geez
Subject: I can't stop laughing!
To quote a Robot Chicken Star Wars parody, "You made milk come out of my nose!"
Subject: Taken in context
George Putnam could have been a poster boy for the John Birch Society. So this 'edit' is very dark irony, not "ha-ha" funny. People have gotten so caccooned in PC mindsets that sly humor flies right over their heads. Google George Putnam and you'll see what I mean. Before Fox News and Wally George, he was the prototype.
so you moved the words around like some negitiveland like attempt at humor.
Subject: A classic of detournment
Subject: Very funny!
Subject: Not really that funny.
Subject: Great editing!
Subject: Positively sublime!
Subject: ...to make it sensational.
Subject: Behind the Curtain
Back around the turn of the 20th Century, movie makers discovered they could actually cut this stuff (film) and glue it back together again with the juice from eviscerated rabbits. When they did, Audiences walked out because of "jump cuts" in the action. If they couldn't see the Whole Thing, they didn't believe it. Then, somebody invented the close-up. Audiences walked out because they "couldn't see the feet" of the actors. (When you kiss someone, can you see their feet at the same time?) But, eventually everybody got used to the idea of filmmakers showing only what they wanted us to see.
Flash foreward 50-or-so years and the beginning of Television News. "Talkies" had actually been invented by then, but the sound track was recorded one second earlier on the film than the picture. If you wanted to "edit" the sound of a movie, there would be one-second of obvious "lip-flap" before the next bit of audio began. Audience sed "Ya can't fool us" and wouldn't buy the re-arrangement of reality. We got around that by cleverly creating a "B-Roll" of, ah, somewhat related material that we stuck on another projector and electronically punched-in to cover up all those messy lip-flap thingies in our New Version of "That's the way it is..." After a while, The People got used to that, too.
It was "our little secret" for a while.
With the coming of videotape in the 1970's, it all got a lot easier, because we could just "cut-in" or "cut-out" whatever suited us, and "cover" with exactly the images that we wanted to show. The People bought it. Whether it was true or not... who knew? (On the other hand, there are still people alive today who swear the Landing on The Moon was produced in Orlando by Mickey and Donald.)
And now computers can remake the Wizard of Oz with cast of Star Wars.
"Come JoinThe Fun" is Editing at it's finest level! An extra crank on my Movieola to Keating et al for a masterful trip that "ignores the man behind the curtain..."
Give me a couple of hours of CBS Noose, and I'll make Walter Cronkite a Hero of the Communist Party.
Subject: Perfect ending
Subject: Get your kicks!
Subject: Reality of Freedom
have the right to steal because they are free to do as they please? Does one have the right to beat
up on an individual because they are free? Does one have the right to harm children because they are free? Does one have the right to harm or do as
they please when they are free? Even oceans have boundaries. Blood in your arteries need boundaries. Walls are put up at times for reasons. We need to hear the truth, whether we like it or not! It is just like smoking, when you do something not only to yourself, but it is when that same cigarette harms others that increases the damage. Maybe we should be sueing pornagraphy
companies the same as we are sueing cigarette companies for the damage they are doing?
Subject: Perfect for Cosmo Debris' music video
Subject: A Must-See...
Very well edited and cleverly directed; damn funny, though possibly the funniest thing about this film is the two star review here!
Subject: Just nearly the funniest thing I've seen here
Just an amazing example of what you can do with some footage, a nice editing suite, and a lot of spare time. One of the best clipfilms on here, (but see the original first!). Who know Mr. Putnam had a hidden agenda?
Subject: ART is a LIE that tells the TRUTH
What a great editing job. I particularly liked the way the audio from the synch shots was timed to overlap into the non-sync shots so that the audio edits would be less noticable. Slick work!
What makes it all the funnier is reading a review written by someone who doesn't understand satire, hates the movie and yet gives it TWO STARS!
Subject: character assassination
Subject: A simple yet shocking fact
Subject: most excellent!
never before have i been so convinced of my duties as an american citizen...to bring pornography to every drug store, malt shop, and newsstand in my neighborhood.
Subject: What Are We Alive For, Except to Get Our Kicks?
Subject: Showing how moving images can be minipulated
Where TV news seems so truthful because it is currently in the hands of very few to make these pieces, I wonder if movies like this and the tools that make them easy will show us the amount of interpretation in every piece.
Onward into a more informed future.
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